Are You Putting Too Much Strain On Your Dental Crown?
Posted July 19, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Your dental crown is more than just decoration – the restoration has to be able to support your tooth whenever you bite and chew. This is no minor accomplishment when you consider that our jaws can produce tremendous amounts of force. Luckily, strength does not have to come at the expense of your appearance, as porcelain crowns are able to perform biting and chewing tasks while looking like natural teeth. Of course, just like teeth, crowns may develop problems that demand attention from your dentist, especially if you have poor oral care habits, or tend to chew on hard substances. If you worry that your crown is damaged, or if it feels loose or weak, bring this to your dentist’s attention.
A crown, when properly cared for, will last for many years. You can take steps to protect it by making sure you regularly brush and floss your teeth, taking care to tend to the crown. You should also be aware that biting into hard substances will jeopardize your restoration, just as the impact of biting into something especially tough will put teeth at risk. When you exercise caution and common care, your risks for needing your crown replaced early will be minimized.
Standard preventive care from your dentist can help you make sure your crown is holding up. During an evaluation, your dentist is checking on your crown, just as they check on your teeth. Of course, patients who have avoided needing restorative care in the past should certainly also come in for care. After all, preventive maintenance from your dentist can help reduce the chance you will have problems in the future.
Your crown should be durable enough to support your tooth for many years. If you suspect you have a crown that needs to be replaced, or one that is not functioning as effectively as it ought to, talk to Wager-Evans Dental for support. Located in Reno, NV, we gladly provide care for residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To set a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.